Woodwork and the Arts of Japan

Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building 125 The Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA, United States

Woodwork and the Arts of Japan Yukio Lippit, PhD, History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University and Johnson-Kulukundis Family Director of the Arts, Radcliffe Institute 1 Session: Monday, March 27, 7:00–8:30pm Location: Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum   Material culture in Japan is distinguished by its heavy reliance on wood in art-making. For over a millennium, […]


Introduction to Birds and Birding

Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, United States

The Arboretum provides a home for over 100 bird species every year. This workshop will provide tips for identifying some of the most common species in our landscape, while also touching on topics such as basic bird anatomy, seasonal migration and common migrants, and binocular selection. Following the in-class segment, we'll take a walk through […]


Songs in the Fog

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA, United States

Join us at the Arnold Arboretum as we come to the close of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy's Fog x FLO installation by artist Fujiko Nakaya. Returning from her successful opening performance here at the Arboretum, lyric soprano, Shinja Choi, will sing a selection of songs for the Arboretum's Fog x Hill. Shinja has performed operas […]



Design with Plants

Hunnewell Visitor Center Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway , Jamaica Plain

Christie Dustman, Certified Landscape Designer, APLD, Christie Dustman and Co. will lead this 5-session workshop: November 1, 8, 15, 29, 6:30–8:30pm and Saturday, November 3, 9:30–11:30am . (No class on Thanksgiving.) As you survey your garden, do you feel like the plants just don't hang together? Does planting design seem to be an innate sense […]


What Nature Sounds Are Music?

Hunnewell Visitor Center Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway , Jamaica Plain

Bird song, whale song, bug song? Are these sounds really music? What of the whistle of the wind? David Rothenberg, author of three books, Why Birds Sing, Bug Music, and Survival of the Beautiful, will do his best to answer these questions and fuel further thinking about noise, communication, and song in nature. A composer […]


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